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On Steve Knox’s Tuesday blog about GM plant: Excellent article! I get a lump in my throat whenever I think about it closing. We went through the plant every year on a class trip. Many of my friends’ fathers worked there. My parents’ dry cleaning and laundry in Milton did many of the blue and white shirts. The economy of Rock County depended on GM.

—Mary Lou Schmidt

On false alarm of attack at UW-Whitewater: I have to say that I was absolutely terrified. I received a call from my son who was barricaded in his dorm room, and all of our worst fears seemed to be coming true. I’m so glad the kids took it seriously. I’m also glad it was a false alarm.

—Tina Ferguson

On Wednesday semitrailer truck rollover at E. Racine Street roundabout: That’s a roundabout way of ruining your day. Hope the driver is OK.

—Jude Tropp

  • That whole roundabout interchange is 200 percent fail. Half the people stop and wait, even though they can flow in easy. Some speed, and most change lanes all over the place in the midst of it. That scares people, so they slam on the brakes and proceed at 2 mph. It’s a joke.

—Marty Hanthorn

On Wednesday story, “Rock County Transit accident prompts notice, raises questions”: Paul Miller was such a sweet man. This is so sad and should have never happened.

—Megan N Wolters

On Rock County planning reforms to bail system: It’s an injustice to keep someone who has not yet been yet convicted of a crime incarcerated simply he or she they cannot afford to pay a cash bail. The bail system in Wisconsin needs to be reformed so only those who have already demonstrated to be a flight risk has to pay a cash bail.

—Scott Kafka

On ducklings rescued last week at Washington Elementary School after mother vanishes: She could have not been that hurt if she flew away. She would have came back for the babies. Now when she comes back, all her babies will be gone.

—Gabrielle Radojevich

  • I saw all the kids around her this morning when dropping my kids off. So thankful they rescued them! The mom looked like she was injured as she was limping.

—Melissa Forrett

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